We wish to provide an accessible web experience for the widest possible range of web users. Following is information relevant to the accessibility of our website; if you have any questions about the items below, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Standards compliance

All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H2 tags are used for main titles, H3 tags for subtitles. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+4. Opera users can skip sections by using "S" and "W" to cycle forwards and backwards respectively through headings.

Structural Markup

Web pages on http://www.barchanfoundation.com include 4 different areas:

  1. A header bar that includes the main navigation;
  2. A secondary navigation bar underneath the main navigation;
  3. A main content area;
  4. A footer.

When CSS (Cascading Styles Sheet) are not applied to a document (or when using a screen reader), the 4 areas are read in the above order.

Access Keys

This site uses the accesskey attribute. Most browsers support jumping to specific links by typing keys defined on the web site. On Windows, you can press ALT + an access key; on Macintosh, you can press Control + an access key.

The preset access keys for every page on this site are as follows:

  • 1 = Home
  • 2 = "Skip nav" — Bypass the navigation and skip directly to the page content
  • 0 (zero) = Accessibility Statement (this page)

Note: Internet Explorer requires you to press ALT + an access key + Enter to access linked documents.

Images

  1. Unless they are purely decorative items, all images used on this web site have suitable alt attributes.
  2. Content should be usable/accessible with images "off" (disabled).

Links

  1. Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.
  2. Links are written to make sense out of context.
  3. The first link in every document is a "Skip nav"; it is to skip directly to what is considered the main section of the page (the content). We have implemented this feature in a way that it allows Internet Explorer users to tab through (past that target link). The link is also accessible via the access key "2".
  4. URLs are permanent whenever possible.

Scripts

  1. We are using non-obtrusive client-side scripts.
  2. Content of this web site is usable without JavaScript support.

Visual Design

  1. This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  2. This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified "text size" option in visual browsers.
  3. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.

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